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Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao (Editor)
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First Movie : Vetagadu (1979), Recent Release : Pandagala Vachadu, Coming Movie(s) : Baahubali 2, Reporter, Sunil - Kranthi Madhav Film, Jai Lava Kusa,

      Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is an LEGENDARY film editor. In the industry many called him Chanti Garu. He is the younger brother of Kotagiri Gopala Rao,

 

      Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is an Indian film editor. In the industry many called him Chanti Garu.[citation needed] He is the younger brother of Kotagiri Gopala Rao, who died on November 6, 2012, a known film editor and producer holding the banner of Kotagiri Films with which he produced several films, including Ooranta Sankranti.

 

Personal life

 

His ancestors worked as Diwans in Zamindar.He hails from Nuzvid. He has three elder brothers and two elder sisters. The eldest of them is Kotagiri Gopalarao. His father died early leaving the family in a miserable condition. Gopalrao took control of the family and shifted to Madras. He has become an editor under the eminent director Adurthi Subba Rao and others.

 

Venkateswara Rao did not want to continue his studies after completing matriculation. He joined his brother in Madras and trained as an editor. K. Raghavendra Rao gave him the first chance to edit two songs in his Adavi Ramudu film in 1977.

 

He has worked for many films of Legend N. T. Rama Rao, B. Gopal, Bharatirajaa and many more. Before becoming an eminent director, S. S. Rajamouli was trained under him in film editing for a year.

 

He was elected unanimously as President of the Andhra Pradesh Film Federation and served the members for 6 years.

 

He has married Sujatha and has two daughters.

 

Awards

 

Nandi Awards

2004 : Sye - Won the Nandi Award for Best Editor

2005 : Subhash Chandra Bose - Won the Nandi Award for Best Editor

2007 : Yamadonga - Won the Nandi Award for Best Editor

2009 : Magadheera - Won the Nandi Award for Best Editor

2010 : Darling - Won the Nandi Award for Best Editor.

 

Filmography

 

rabhasa (2014)

Bhahubali (2015)

Naan Ee (2012) - Winner Vijay Award for Best Editor

Eega (2012)

Dammu(2012)

Neeku Naaku Dash Dash(2012)

Seema Tapakai (2011)

Simha (film)(2010)

Jai Bolo Telangana (2010 film) (2010)

Darling (2010)

Maryada Ramanna(2010)

Magadheera (2009)

Yamadonga (2007)

Okka Magadu (2007)

Khatarnak (2006)

Chinnodu (2006)

Vikramarkudu (2006)

Devadasu (2006)

Jai Chiranjeeva (2005)

Chatrapati (2005)

Narasimhudu (2005)

Subhash Chandra Bose (2005)

Naa Alludu (2005)

Balu ABCDEFG (2005)

Sye (2004)

Adavi Ramudu (2004)

Palanati Brahmanaidu (2003)

Simhadri (2003)

Gangotri (2003)

Raghavendra (2003)

Indra (2002)

Student No. 1 (2001)

Vamsi (2000)

Alluda Majaka (1995)

Kondaveeti Raja (1986)

Abhilasha (1983)

Tik Tik Tik (1981)

Mosagadu (1980)

Adavi Ramudu (1977)

Vetagadu - debut

 
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